Tiger Town Tavern was established in beautiful downtown Clemson, SC in 1977 by four partners: J.C. Cook III, Bobby Cook, Lester Moore, and John Cartee. Over the years, the owners have changed, with the last original owner, J.C., retiring at the end of 2007. Throughout these years, Tiger Town Tavern has remained locally owned and operated with the current owners being Jay (Bones) Jones, Susan Farish, and David (Super Dave) Thompson.
Tiger Town Tavern began in 1977 as a pool hall / beer only tavern in the one story portion of the building that it still occupies today. In 1982, TTT expanded into the first floor of the two story portion of the building. The two story portion of the building that TTT occupies is the oldest still standing building in Clemson. In 1983, the second story portion of the building was incorporated into the company and became known as Top of the Tavern.
In 1991, Tiger Town Tavern purchased these buildings and began a major remodeling project. In 1994, a full service kitchen and full service bar were added along with interior renovations. 1995 saw Top of the Tavern become the first private club to open for members and their guests in downtown Clemson. This enabled Top of the Tavern to open its door 7 days a week and remain open until 2:00AM each evening.